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, and with me tonight are msnbc political analyst ron reagan and real clear politics reporter erin mcpike. i was stunned to see bobby casey, the senator from pennsylvania, who is a classic pennsylvanian, in the past he's received a b plus or an a rating from the nra. he tolded philadelphia enquirer he will come back for -- coming out for a new assault weapons ban and legislation banning high round magazines. he said his decision amounted to being summoned by your conscience. he said his wife had pressed him to rethink his position on gun safety in the wake of newtown. he said the power of the weapon, the number of bullets that hit each child, that was so, to me, just so chilling, it haunts me. it should haunt every public official. if those two bills come before the senate i will vote for both. these a risky strong position by bob casey. >> he's not the only one. joe manchin, the senator from west virginia on monday was saying this has changed his thinking. of course, these are two democrats -- >> but manchin hasn't said he will vote for these two bills. bobby casey said he will. it's differ
is once again on display. ron mott has details. >> reporter: showing its age the emancipation proclamation still draws attention. a document whose aim was to you night a country divided by war. >> it's amazing to see abraham lincoln's signature. >> reporter: today the frail order consigned to history on january 1st, 1863 by abraham lincoln is again on public display. show% time just a few days every year. >> very uplifting experience. very important document. >> reporter: presidential historian doris goodwin on president lincoln freeing the slaves. >> philosophically lincoln always believed slavery was wrong. there's no question about that from the time he was a young man. the question is what power did he, once he became president, have to do something about ending slavery? he finally found that door with his powers as commander-in-chief and with military necessity and then he went through that door. >> reporter: the proclamation and the union admitting blacks to its fighting ranks helped tip the balance of the war towards the north weakening confederate force and preserving the united st
people began plunging into the ice beneath. here's abc's ron claiborne now. >> reporter: it began when one man accidentally slipped off the sheet of ice and into the lake. the people you see in this video are members of a sledding excursion that goes terribly wrong. >> we saw this guy coming across the ice really fast. it went from cheering to all of a sudden just -- to an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos. >> reporter: one man goes to the ice's edge to try to help, but then he falls in. and then, one would-be rescuer after another tries to help only to plunge into the lake themselves in a chain reaction. a crowd gathers on shore. frantically screaming for help. >> call 911! >> reporter: five minutes after the first man went in, nearly a dozen people are in the water as others throw ropes and inner tubes but no luck. micky herman shot this video, you can hear him calling for someone to bring a hope. >> it was very hard to watch. >> reporter: finally, nine harrowing minutes into this ordeal on ice, everyone somehow manages to scramble out. amazingly, this escapade on ice ended happ
to get the party started in times square. and that is where we find nbc's ron mott, along with hundreds of thousands of his closest friends tonight. ron, good evening. >> reporter: hey there, kate, good evening to you. times square, of course, is electric every day of the week. but on december 31st, it is absolutely super charged. an estimated 1 million people are expected to jam into the streets here, ready to toast a new year. another year, another ball, another chance to dance to a different tune. as crowds clog the heart of manhattan for its annual raucous party, goodbye '12, hello '13. >> going to be a year of a adventure so starting it off right. >> new year, want to have new goals. >> reporter: celebrations have been going on around the globe. from new zealand and australia to tokyo and beijing. ♪ >> reporter: across america, 12:00 will arrive to crowds hungry for a fresh start. there's a moon pie over mobile. they squeeze an orange in miami. it's peachy in atlanta. back here in new york, bulbs are in, the crystal sparkles, especially one honoring the late dick clark, the first
value. ladies and gentlemen, i give you ron paul. >> guess what? being involved in the campaign for liberty -- >> that's enough from you, ron paul. you are done. as they all were. in the end, there could only be one. it's one that republicans should file away under the category of things that seemed like a good idea at the time. because for an american with a limping economy and sluggish job market, the republican party picked as its nominee, the guy who regularly said things like this. >> rick, i'll tell you what, 10,000 bucks -- $10,000 bet. >> and this -- >> i like being able to fire people who provide services to me. >> yeah. no one could have guessed at the beginning of 2012 all the absurd moments of the republican nominating contest, mitt romney's victory would be the most absurd of them all. or by the end of the year, he would be the one having the last laugh. mitt romney didn't really want to be president anyway. in a recent interview with the boston globe, his son tag said of his father that quote, he wanted to be president less than anyone i have met in my life. he has
victims of the newtown, connecticut shooting. nbc's ron mott is live in newtown this morning on a somber and sad day for connecticut and the nation. ron? >> hey there, chris. good morning. obviously a very somber day here as you mentioned in connecticut. across this country as the 26 people who lost their lives last friday were being remembered with these tolling of the bells, not just here at connecticut but around the country as well and for a lot of people time simply stopped last friday and hasn't moved in a lot of ways. it is still 9:30, december 14th. for so many family is here and so many friends of those families that are sharing such anguish and such a sense of loss and senselessness at the whole situation last week just up the road here with those 20 young children, those six adults who lost their lives in such a brutal way last week. now, some churches around the country have decided to add a 27th bell toll and a 28th bell toll in memory of the family of the lanza family, nancy lanza, the mother of adam lanza, as well. but a lot of these folks, they know that time will eventua
by michigan democratic congressman gary peters. ron, i'm going to start with you. describe the scene for us there and what's at stake. >> reporter: good day to you. it just started snowing within the past few minutes. these folks are braving very cold temperatures here but they're very fired up about this legislation being pushed through the state house today. as you have reported it will turn michigan into a right to work state. republican governor rick schneider and other supporters of this legislation says it actually makes michigan more attractive for businesses around the country who may be considering relocating their businesses to michigan. workers are the ones you see behind me, several thousand hearsay this is nothing but an attempt to try to break the back of unions in a state where ally unions are synonymous with michigan. we've spoken to a number of workers this morning who say this was a backhanded way for the governor and republican toss get something away from democrats and working class people of this state by trying to say that this is going to make a situation better in th
with britain's other leading lady were famously warm. prime minister thatcher called the president "ron" he addressed her as "margaret." together, they were political soul mates. >> i think they had a quite congenial, personal connection to each other. although what these documents show is that margaret thatcher wasn't always so full of praise for reagan. >> reporter: britain was at war with argentina, trying to hold on to its islands in the south atlantic. >> the united states came down firmly on our side, and we're very grateful we have been such strong allies. >> reporter: but in private, there was tension. reagan urged her to negotiate, but she wanted victory. mrs. thatcher said she was sure that the president would act in the same way if alaska had been threatened. to get what she wanted, the iron lady used her softer side. >> dear ron, she writes. i think you are the only person who will understand the significance of what i'm trying to say. >> very personal. >> absolutely. >> reporter: mrs. thatcher's charm offensive did the trick and they remained friends long after they left power.
me now, politico executive editor and ron mott live in lansing, michigan. first, you, ron mott, the day after the governor rick snyder has signed the right-to-work bills, what is the labor movement planning to do next? >> well, we don't know, andrea. pretty quiet on that front, much like it is down here on the street. far different scene yesterday, of course, a lot of union workers very upset about not just this legislation that's going to wipe out a 77-year-old requirement that workers be forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment, they are upset also about how this was jammed through the legislature. this was passed in both bodies in four days time and signed by the governor last night. what the advocates of this legislation say is union shops and unions no longer can just depend on fattening up their membership roles by default, they actually have to go out and sell themselves, sell their benefits to the workforce in order to earn those memberships. so we'll see how this all changes. the law will go into effect some time in late march or early april. we don't know
. to put is simply, it's been a bit sloppy. >>> up next, arizona congressman ron barber. he was wounded when a gunman opened fire on gabby giffords nearly two years ago. now what he's saying about gun control and the precarious nature of the fiscal cliff talks. >>> plus, a high honor for the late senator daniel inouye. >>> 11:45 this morning we expect the president and vice president to go to the brady press briefing room to announce the process for a response to gun violence in this country. you're watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call t
for allowing us to be part of the program. >> thank you, ron. [applause] >> thank you so much, ron. and for more than 40 years, the u.s. forest service and architect of the capitol have partnered to bring a christmas tree to the capitol from one of our nation's 155 national forests. i would like to specifically thank the dedicated forest service staff from both here in washington and in colorado who helped make this event possible. and let's give them a round of applause. [applause] >> joining us this evening is the honorable sherman, under secretary for natural resources and environment at the u.s. department of agriculture. he has a holiday message to share with you as well. [applause] >> speaker boehner, senators udall and bennett, congressman tipton and distinguished guests, on behalf of the secretary, tom vilsack and our chief of the forest service, i would like to say a few words if i can. each year, the capitol christmas tree comes from the u.s. forest service, which is an agency within usda and eachier we -- each year we select that tree from a different forest. this tree i
on the moon a lot of you angry it's been four days since our special and you missed it. it's making ron in alabama ill. i was sick, sick, sick, will there be a replay in jennifer, we had a dvr set and it didn't record. any chance you'll show is again in josephine, our cable company went off the air that evening. it was terribly disappointing. shirley, a grand reminder, the mud heads to credit size you, let them eat cake. you rank in the big three. besides that you're as cute as a bug's ear. it might be me, but i've never found a bug cute but i know the expression. i appreciate you're watching. calvin says if you don't rerun that special i'll never watch anything you do. maybe not never but please run it again. alex in philadelphia, i want to show my friends to prove you're a quality guy, weird looking but a quality guy. put it up so i can shut 'em up. okay, your wish is my command. as if i'm not busy enough on the super hear, help us on the cliff thing. an encore presentation will commemorate today when the final moon walk began. this day, four decades ago when gene cernan made history.
. >> thank you, ron. [applause] >> thank you so much, ron. and for more than 40 years, the u.s. forest service and architect of the capitol have partnered to bring a christmas tree to the capitol from one of our nation's 155 national forests. i would like to specifically thank the dedicated forest service staff from both here in washington and in colorado who helped make this event possible. and let's give them a round of applause. [applause] >> joining us this evening is the honorable sherman, under -- harris sherman. secretary for natural resources and environment at the u.s. he has a holiday message to [applause] >> speaker boehner, senators udall and bennett, congressman tipton and distinguished guests, on behalf of the secretary, tom vilsack and our chief of the forest service, i would like to say a few words if i can. each year, the capitol christmas tree comes from the u.s. forest service, which is an agency within usda and eachier we -- each year we select that tree from a different forest. this tree is from a small town called meeker, colorado in the white river national fores
of privacy amendments, including one from democratic senator ron wyden of oregon. his amendment would have required the head of the country's spy agencies to tell congress when americans accidentally got spied on. right now, we have no way of knowing how often that happens. also, republican senator rand paul of kentucky, he wanted to force the government to get a warrant to read our e-mails and other electronic communications. for privacy advocates, these amends were the good news. the bad news, the democratic-controlled senate killed every single one of those amendments. killed them dead. they voted them all down. and today the once-controversial warrantless wiretapping bill was extended for another five years, and amazingly, almost nobody seems to have noticed. we used to fight about this tough. the whole reason fisa needs congressional reauthorization every few years is that we are supposed to reassess it, debate it, have a big conversation about it. but we were quiet this time. so let's have one here. joining us now, not to be quiet about it, is my friend julian sanchez, a research fel
it hurt one party and elevate the other. joining me is marge yee omaraand ron myer. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> let me start, i am struck by the fact that tim geithner is so political in the discussions and calling out republicans, is that normal. >> i think he's on the way out of the door and doing it for president obama because they want the negotiations to found. howard dean said this is the best deal progressive democrats are going to get. if the fiscal cliff and the deal and what happens if we go off of the cliff. it really is a dnplatform. higher taxs and defense spending and isn't that what their platform said. they want to go off of the fiscal cliff. then negotiations fail president obama will not get blamed. it is someone else. >> gretchen: marjorie that sounds right other than the middle class getting hit with a tax hike isn't everything that ron just part of the dnc. >> it is it a big issue. president obama and really american people don't want to see middle class americans pay additional 2000 in taxes n which is what will happen in addition to cuts to pro
decision. >> reporter: ron claiborne started his shopping this morning. >> i could never get focused until the 23rd, the 24th, sometimes not until the 25th. >> reporter: see, he's making great choices. >> i want this one. >> reporter: stores stay open for the last-minute larrys. target is open until 10:00 p.m. christmas eve. walgreen's is open christmas day. >> reporter: are you a procrastinator by nature? >> kind of. >> reporter: good luck. it will be okay. >> thank you. another advantage of last minute, the sales have already begun. the late bird can catch the best worm. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> nick watt on the last-minute larrys. thanks, nick. >>> looks like two former presidents from opposite sides of the planet will be spending christmas in the hospital. president george h.w. bush is still recovering from bronchitis. doctors say he needs to build up his energy before he can be released. doctors say nelson mandela, in the hospital now for two weeks is improving. he's 94 and recovering from a lung infection and gall stone surgery. also, queen elizabeth is a bit under the we
. thanks. joining us for a closer look at the fiscal cliff negotiations, ron johnson, a member of the appropriations and budget committees in the senate. thank you for taking a break from a busy time to visit with us. >> thank you. >> i want to get a response from the comments to the president. he said that g.o.p. can't take yes for an answer. is there an offer that would have been acceptable to the house or the senate g.o.p.? >> not that i am aware. people throw the numbers around, like there is a deal, $1 revenue for $3 spending cuts, i have never seen those deals. senator harry reid should have made sure the senate passed a budget, sometime in the past 3 years and that would be reconciled with the house and you would have a framework, you know, a budget resolution that the committee -- the appropriations committee, the house ways & means committee, senate finance committee, they would have the instructions to work on the difficult problems npublic. have a public debate. we are down now to the 59th minute of 11th hour here and have you a couple of elected officials and unelec
: a discussion of desire and defeat still lingering. ron mott, nbc news, boston. >>> markets will be open for a half day today and closed tomorrow for christmas, but a traditionally quiet week could become hellish for traders. as fiscal talks drag into the 11th hour with $600 billion in tax heights and spending cuts due to kick in early next year. lawmakers will get back to the table later this week after house speaker john boehner's plan b fails to gain enough republican support for a vote. >>> still, the market has been resilient. despite friday's decline the s&p posted its best week in four and with just five trading sessions left in 2012, the dow has advanced 8% while the s&p 500 has jumped and the nasdaq has jumped 16%. >>> reports are due on pending new sale homes in the nation's 20 largest cities. >>> so are you still not sure what to get for the person who has everything? new retail numbers show footwear was the fifth most popular gift on shopper's list on black friday. a year ago shoes didn't make it into the top ten gifts for the season. >>> good news for hollywood. attendance b
, everyone somehow manages to scramble out. amazingly this escapade on ice ended just fine. >>> ron claiborne with the dramatic pictures from california. the mountains there. >>> now we turn to those pictures from moscow. >>> the flight was attempting to land at moscow's airport when it overshot the runway, broke through a barrier fence and finally skidded to a stop on the edge of a highway, the plane broke into three pieces and burst into flames, witnesses rushed to pull survivors from the wreckage. it was flying back from the czech republic with no passengers and just eight crew members onboard. four of them were killed including the pilot. other four were seriously injured. the death toll could have been worse because that's a major highway. >> russia's air fatality rate is three times higher than the world's average. investigation has been opened up into today's crash. abc news, moscow. >>> in chicago tonight, a stunning milestone to mark this year's end. 500 homicides in that city, near a record high, which they attribute to gang violence and illegal guns. in new york city, 414 murders.
senator bob kerry and a former staffer for pennsylvania governor ed rendell. ron is a former communications director to the house speaker, dennis hastert. good to see you both. >> good to sigh. >> gregg: donna, let's start with what the president was offering a. even democrats are criticizing him for demanding 150 billion in more spending. not less, including a $50 billion stimulus this next year. at a time when the focus perhaps should be on spending cuts, are those democrats right? >> well, i'm hearing many more democrats resonating with the message that the president is delivering and that message is that he ran on and got elected on the basis of more taxes for the most wealthy americans. i think that there is a real danger for republicans in not really hearing that message. i've been impressed by the number of republicans that have made positive indications that more revenue could be forth coming, even in the form of tax increases on the most wealthy americans. and i think that there is a little bit of danger i think for the republican party as they redefine themselves as
reserve. >> if a government destroys the value of currency, it will destroy the middle class. >> ron paul railed against the federal reserve and got applaud from growing clouds. >> we don't have the money, run out of borrowing power and guess what they do? they start printing money. >> despite paul and others' criticism the fed acted more aggressively. doubling down on printing more money each month to keep interest rates low for the future. >> it's likely warranted through 2015. >> why are they doing it? go back to the national debt clock. remember, we were staring at it it early in series. the debt to gdp or gross domestic product ratio is at 102%. the highest since just after world war ii. that is with extremely and historically low interest rates. even at these rates, that interest will cost the u.s. more and more every year. $222 billion in interest payments on the debt this year. $570 billion by 2022. at current rates. >> this stuff is no joke. we have a big interest to keep the interest payments low. also, incidentally keeping interest payments low so we can, so that other parts of
outside a spacecraft. >> the rap is you wanted to be out there all the time. >> jack and ron had never flown before and i said, listen, you are only coming this way once. ♪ i was floating on the moon when day ♪ >> i said enjoy. they did. i did. >> but it was a natural response to our environment. >> going out further and stay out longer left them exposed. each minute involved risk as they discovered with the rover. >> gene hooked a hammer on the fender and break it off, and the dust was coming down on us. on the moon, dust equals disaster. >> dust affects the suit and you get warmer and use up cooling water faster, and in the direction sun the temperature rises well above the boiling point. it took some time but we clamped a new dust flap on made of taped together photographs that worked well for the rest of the mission. we became honorary members of automotive repair association. >> you got dust on the space suit and you could have burned up. >> you leave the earth and you put yourself if a new environment of risk and people say you got guts, i didn't have guts i knew what i was d
representative ron paul of texas distanced himself on monday from the nra proposal to put more armed guards in our nation's schools and paul said on his website it's another kind of violence. how do you think this conversation can be had logically in the new year if that's the only option that the nra wants to put on the table as a meaningful solution? >> well, i think that tragedy we just heard about in new york is further evidence of the fact that criminals and mad men do pay attention to the gun laws. that man was not supposed to have access to guns yet he did. in response to your conversation you had with my friend jack kingston, we should not be complacent to go to schools to be assassinated ed but the fac we need to protect our children and guns in schools should be decided at the local level but the mad men and criminals, no amount of gun control and restricting access and tightening the gun laws will stop a criminal from doing what he intends to do but putting an armed guard in the school, local schools feel that's the thing to do, we need to protect our children and one way to do
ron taking a hit at republicans who have taken so much flack for the fact there have been so few women republicans in leadership positions but really is part of the larger narrative. >> absolutely. this was a huge thing in the election, these demographic shifts that really helped reelect the president. i want to say one more thing on the point on taxes. if there's anything the president has a mandate for, raising taxes on the wealthy. the surveys say the majority of americans are in favor of this and i want to point out there is no evidence to show that higher taxes or an impediment to growth. look at the clinton years versus the bush years that came after and see that difference. >> rana, always great to have you here. chris thank you as well. >> thank you. >>> yet another sign that washington can't work together, though, a u.n. treaty that would globally ban discrimination against people with disabilities came up for a vote in the senate yesterday and it failed, even though it was modeled on u.s. law, the americans with disabilities act, and that's in spite of it already being ratifi
much for allowing us to be part of the program. >> thank you, ron. [applause] >> thank you so much, ron. and for more than 40 years, the u.s. forest service and architect of the capitol have partnered to bring a christmas tree to the capitol from one of our nation's 155 national forests. i would like to specifically thank the dedicated forest service staff from both here in washington and in colorado who helped make this event possible. and let's give them a round of applause. [applause] >> joining us this evening is the honorable sherman, under secretary for natural resources and environment at the u.s. department of agriculture. he has a holiday message to share with you as well. [applause] >> speaker boehner, senators udall and bennett, congressman tipton and distinguished guests, on behalf of the secretary, tom vilsack and our chief of the forest service, i would like to say a few words if i can. each year, the capitol christmas tree comes from the u.s. forest service, which is an agency within usda and eachier we -- each year we select that tree from a different forest. this tree i
. and ron barber will be bringing his own experience. the tragedy in newtown, truck the hearts of americans. there's complications. it's hard but we can get the job done with calibrated legislation in a way that really is effective. we mourn the loss of precious children, reading about their love of sports, animals, music. and we mourn the teacher, the counselor, the principal of the school. we owe them again to do everything in our power to take sensible action to prevent gun violence to ensure the safety of the schools and our neighborhoods and to build a future of safety for all americans. with that now i'm very pleased to yield to carolyn mccarthy, an inspiration -- >> you've been listening live to house minority leader, nancy pelosi, bay area democrat, speaking in congress with several other house democrats talking about the mass shooting in connecticut. shy quoted president obama saying these -- she quoted president obama saying he's tragedies must end and to end them, we must change. they are channeling their energy around this horrible strategy. so again, we're continuing to follow
. mitt military 568 delegates, ron paul 71. >> yeah, okay. what about the states where they're still working through the process, which is most of them, you know, whether, you know, whether it's up in maine. right now we're doing very well in the state of washington. north dakota. excellent, now in nevada. and our people are in the right places and doing the things to become a delegate. it's way too soon to write anybody off. just because somebody is in second or third place, there's a race going on. what if mitt romney isn't the best person? >> people have tried to portray you as a kind of ruthless money machine who some failed, some succeeded, you didn't care, you still got your fee, or you made a ton of money but actually quite a few of the companies that failed, a lot of people lost their jobs, their livelihoods and lost money. to me the key question is do you know instinctively from your recollections how many of those companies that you went into would have failed anyway if you hadn't? >> well, there's no question but that a number of places where we went in and invested, we we
, their economy not one of them. >> the parthanon a nice thing to see when you go to athens. when ron paul was running he got huge applause when he said a government that continues to deval its currency destroys the middle class. >> they don't have the money, they run out of borrowing power, guess what they do. they start printing money. >> reporter: the federal reserve has printed more moon to deep interest rates low. most economists agree there is a big risk in there, the debt to gdp ratio is 102%. our debt is actually greater now than the amount of money the entire u.s. economy produces. even at historically low interest rates that interest on the debt will cost the u.s. $222 billion this year. 570billion by the year 20, 22 if the rates stay that low. if interest rates ricin slightly every sector of the economy will have a hard time paying its bills. >> servicing the debt is hard now. this is with interest rates at record lows. god forbid something should happen to cause interest rates to go up just a little, back to where they ordinarily would be, the burden of this debt will become im
in ron brownstein for "the national journal." >> good morning. >> good morning. we're talking about this whole idea of a fiscal cliff was absolutely not supposed to happen. >> this was a machine that the two sides built to give guy them more will power to do what they didn't want to do to begin with. which is compromise. they could not reach a deal to destabilize the federal government's long-term finances so they built this to put more pressure on themselves to reach a deal now. and even this does not seem to be enough to do it, to force them to make the difficult concessions that are required for the two sides to come together this is indignant of a broader problem we face of a red coalition and blue coalition that reflect very different visions of american and show less and less cooperation. we are looking at a dividing government for the next two years and more likely next four years. if they can't make an agreement on this, how will they make progress on anything else? >> divided government that is getting deeper red, deeper blue, right? and there doesn't seem to be any clear l
a windchill of 25, much cold er. happy new year to you, erica. >> ron, happy new year to you as well. that is when you huddle up close to each other in those pens. >> they get them in there ten hours before it starts. >> they stay for a long time. >> bring your blanket. >>> a baby for kim kardashian and kanye west in 2013. how her family is reacting to the just announced news. first this is "today" on nbc. >>> coming up, the women who had us talking in 2012, from the mom on the cover of "time" breastfeeding her son. >> to the anchor who stood up for herself after a viewer criticized her weight. [ male announcer ] let's go places. not just the ones you can find on a map. but the ones you can find in your heart. let's go beyond everything we know. and embrace everything we don't. and once we've reached our destination, let's keep going. because inspiration doesn't favor those who sit still. it dances with the daring... ♪ oh, oh, oh-oh, oh [ male announcer ] ...and rewards the courageo with ideas that excite, challenge, even inspire. ideas that take you places you never imagined. idea
analyst ron braunstein. you talk about in this article that i just read, fascinating, two groups. the brown and the gray. what are the differences between them and how are they clashing now that we get closer and closer to the fiscal cliff? >> the brown and the gray is a phrase i've been using for the last few years to describe the two giant generations that will shape american life in the coming decades. the brown is the millennial, the most diverse in american history. over 40% nonwhite. the gray is the aging baby boom which is joining the silent generation in a huge senior cohort that is 80% white. and they have very different political inclinations, preferences and different interests at stake in the fiscal cliff and budget negotiations. on the one hand, taxes verse spending and so does the kind of spending. discretionary spending mostly investments in the future. entitlement spending mostly income security for the older generation. >> so who benefits if we do cross the fiscal cliff? >> i think there is no question that getting the debt and deficit under control is in the int
over the fiscal cliff have many tea party republicans like wisconsin senator ron johnson fuming. >> does speaker boehner speak for you? >> i don't know what he's doing behind closed doors, truthfully. nobody speaks for me, other than myself. >> reporter: but he told cnn, he won't filibuster a compromise that raises some taxes. >> we have to understand about our reality in some point in time, republicans have no power in this negotiation. there's only one person that can prevent taxes from being increased in the american public. it's the president. because without any action, without him being willing to sign a bill, taxes go up for every american. i don't want to see that happen. >> reporter: some conservatives who once had the power to say my way or the highway now realize the train has already left the station. some of these tea party republicans caution their new spirit of compromise largely depends on what the president proposes and a few of them remain convinced the president simply wants to take the country over the fiscal cliff, to gain the kind of leverage they used to h
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this tragedy occurred. >> ron whaoerl is a former d.c. homicide detective. good morning to you. you put a series of thoughts toegt that create one theory. go ahead, explain that and then we'll talk about that. >> first of all we are dealing with a person as everybody has been saying that is possibly mentally ill. not only is he possibly mentally ill he's a very cold and calculated killer. let's look at some of the evidence that we've heard about already, bill real quickly the police have said that they have very good evidence. what could that very good evidence be? what i think it is, i think on that computer hard drive what they will find once they are able to get into it is that this guy had been researching a lot of the activity surrounding the aurora, colorado shooting and specifically the mindset of james holmes who was the shooter who had a very similar mindset to this guy lanza last week. bill: are you saying that, or do you have that on authority? >> no, no, no -- bill: that is your theory. >> this is what i believe. this is just a theory. this is what i believe. if you look at
think another part of it is the imitation factor. it's eye ron toeubg me that jaime, fox the actor would be one of these participants in an anti--- progun control video on youtube now and he's of course the star of this new movie, jango unchained, which is all about mass murder and revenge and killing and so on. and tom cruise in the new movie jack reacher. hollywood admits they have a problem here. kelly: i'm focusing on the news media which was doing the reporting of these terrible things that have unfolded not only in newtown, but aurora and so many other places, mall shootings, the virginia tech massacre, going back as far as columbine. let me read another statement that wayne lapierre said about those of us in the news media saying, i know there is a media machine in this country that wants to blame guns every time something happens. i know there is an anti-second amendment industry in this country. wayne lapierre, nra, alan i couldn't disagree with him more, because we are reporting the facts as they unfolded letting the people decide and if it falls on the issue of having a conver
december. here to explain how you can help is major ron bosru of the salvation army. i hope i got that right. major, thanks for joining us. i want to ask you what disaster didn't we see this year? this is one of the worst i can remember? you're always responding. is the army stretched thin? >> well the army is stretched thin. you've had the disasters we had, natural disasters, man-made disasters and as well continuing problem with the economy. a lot of people have come to the salvation army for assistance and the american people, as they do every year, responded very, very generously. we are a little bit behind where we were at this same time last year according to the figures i had earlier in the week. jamie: what is the percentage of money people give and kelly wants to assist me getting the information out, what percentage of the money people give to the salvation army actually goes to charitable work and what goes to administrative, that is a question people ask? >> sure. well over 80% for the salvation army. differs between communities but on average, well over 80%. kelly: yo
complete with their own police escort taking the furniture from inside of sandy hook over to mono, ron monroe to chalk hill middle school which is where students displaced by the awful tragedy will go back to class when the district decides that the time is right. >> the sandy hook school furniture is going to be move out and so it will be age and height and wait appropriate. but the healing and the back to normal see is worth every effort. >> authorities say they had no contact with adam lanza before his massacre on friday and any kind of a criminal background is a mist row to authorities here who - mystery to authorities here to what made him do such a horrible thing. two adults that are surviving the massacre are recovering from gun shot wounds to their lower extremities. the connecticut police promise we will get the details but it will take a while. i know, we know as investigators that the people of the connecticut and people in the town of newtown want to know what happened. we are going to do that and provide them with information and paint them a clear picture but it is a slow
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